Jorge Campillo and Pablo Larrazábal will lead the Spanish charge when the European Tour returns to Valderrama for the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters from September 3-6.
The pair have already tasted success on the Race to Dubai this season, with Larrazábal winning the Alfred Dunhill Championship last November and Campillo earning his second European Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
Campillo finished in a share of eighth at the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor last week while Larrazábal has made the cut in each of the four events he has played since the 2020 Race to Dubai resumed at the Betfred British Masters.
With both players currently inside the top 25 on the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, they will lead a strong home contingent on one of the continent’s most famous golf courses, Real Club Valderrama, which hosted The Ryder Cup in 1997.
A member of that Ryder Cup side 23 years ago, captained by the late, great Seve Ballesteros, José María Olazábal will return to where he won the second of three Ryder Cup matches as a player.
Also set to fly the flag for Spain are Adri Arnaus, Alejandro Cañizares, Emilio Cuartero, Eduardo De La Riva, Samuel Del Val, Nacho Elvira, Gonzalo Fernández Castaño, Alfredo García-Heredia, Sebastián García Rodríguez, Pedro Oriol, Adrián Otaegui, Carlos Pigem and Álvaro Quirós.
Spaniard Eduard Rousaud will use the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters as an opportunity to tune up ahead of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot next month. As one of the top five golfers on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Rousaud is exempt for the second Major Championship of the 2020 season. Fellow amateur Álvaro Mueller-Baumgart is currently 13th on the WAGR.
The Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters marks the European Tour’s return to continental Europe since the resumption of the 2020 Race to Dubai, which restarted at the Betfred British Masters last month. The event is also the first of the three-week Iberian Swing, preceding two successive weeks in Portugal.